The Coolest Halloween Houses in WNY 2020

City Guide


Written by Shannon McNulty

Published on October 9, 2020
Photo courtesy of Tammy Krolikowski


We all know Halloween is the best time of the year (sorry, Christmas lovers)

Step Out Buffalo readers have gone all out with their Halloween decorations this year. From Pirate light shows to creating realistic cemeteries, Buffalo natives are turning  their front lawns into must-see Halloween attractions.  We’ve compiled some of our favorites from your DMs and this post and this post below. Check ’em out and Happy Halloween!

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1. “Pirate Light Show” // Address: 59 Presidio Place, Williamsville

Photo courtesy of @courtneyseely

2. “Skeleton Playground” // Address: Winding Woods Ln., Hamburg

Photo courtesy of @nenick

3. “Dareus’s Doom”// Address: Colvin between Crosby and McKinley, Kenmore

Photo courtesy of @lissmoe

4. “12 ft. Slendermen”//Address: Morningside, Williamsville

Photo courtesy of @gotogobuf


5. “Creepy Crypts”//Address: White Rd., Cheektowaga

Photo courtesy of @creepyshlee

6. “Breaking (Bones) & Entering”//Address: Hertel intersection just before you reach Delaware Park

Photo courtesy of Tracy McLeod

7. “Sideshow Freakshow”//Address: McKinley Ave., Kenmore

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8. “Halloween Town”  // Address: Sheffield Ave., South Buffalo

Bonus: Tune your radio to 88.5 FM after dusk for a surprise

Photo courtesy of CR Mackey


9. “The Last Tailgate” // Address: Clearview Dr.,  West Seneca

Photo courtesy of Tammy Krolikowski

10. “Scare-antula” // Address: Oakwood, East Aurora

Video courtesy of Camille Perelli Rozanski

11. “Enter If You Dare” // Address: Greenway, Grand Island

Video courtesy of Bree Wojnar

12. “Hockey Hall of Horrors” // Address: Creekbend Court, Clarence

Bonus: This set up is complete with an actual zambonie

Photo courtesy of Laurie Bernstein

13. “Lancaster Haunted Garage” // Address: 496 Pleasant View Drive, Lancaster NY

Its worth the drive to look, but it also does a Haunted Garage to benefit SPCA of Erie County on October 30 & 31. Check out more about it at

Photo courtesy of Lancaster Haunted Garage


14. “Yard of Terror” // Address: 84 Laverack Ave Depew

Yard of Terror is a haunted house for charity located in Depew, NY. It is free to walk through but they also accept donations and use them towards the local community. In the past, donations were used to buy food for holidays for families in need, coats for the local school district, Christmas presents for families that had hardships, etc. There are 5 families who spend their own money and a whole lot of time to build it. This year they also have a non-scary trick or treat for the kiddos on October 25. Learn more about it at their Facebook!

Photo courtesy of Samantha Sullivan

15. “The Cemetery is Lit” // Address: Cranwood Lane in Orchard Park 

Lights on on from 7-9:30.

Video courtesy of Nicole Cristen

16. “Pumpkin Patch” // Address: 27 Crosby Ave Lockport

Huge Halloween display.. 3 houses long! All done by Mike and Dea Stawicki with more and more added every day till Halloween.

Photo courtesy of Mike Stawicki

17. “Graestone Manor Haunted  B&B” // Address: 4049 Root Rd Gasport

Many displays encompass the property: witches, Frankenstein, werewolves, skeletons and more at the Bed and Breakfast called Graestone Manor. They have a circular driveway where you can drive through and see all of the different Halloween creepiness!

Photo courtesy of Heather Mattison

18. “The Nightmare Before Christmas” // Address: 42 Wabash Ave Cheektowaga

Lights are changed nightly to give it a new look each night!

Halloween House
Photo courtesy of T.j. Broad and Deanna Palmer


19. “Haunting on Michigan Ave” // Address: 2245 Michigan Ave, Niagara Falls

Photo courtesy of Rosanna

20. “Haunted Campground” // Address: Delwood Rd, Kenmore 

Halloween Houses
Photo courtesy of Michael Holakowski

21. “The Dead Come to Life” // Address: Corner of Pine St. and East Union in the village of Hamburg

Video courtesy of Jacob Czuba

22. “Party in the Cemetery” // Address: Hunt Ave in the village of Hamburg

Lights are on 6-10 everyday

Halloween Houses
Photo courtesy of Ken Stoyle

23. “Haunted Graveyard” // Address: Valley Cr Ln  Hamburg 

Halloween Houses
Photo courtesy of Kristi Stoll

24. “Proceed with caution…” // Address: Brookside, West Seneca

Photo courtesy of Rich Danieu

25. “Monster House” // Address: Woodward Ave.

Photo courtesy of Kristen Thomas

26. “Shiver me Timbers” // Address: Cherry Creek, NY

Photo courtesy of Michele Weiss

27. “Deadman’s Ranch”// Address: 402 Terrace Blvd. Depew, NY

Photo courtesy of Matthew Hoeltke


28. “The Spider House”// Address: 236 McKinley Ave, Kenmore

Photo courtesy of Lori McArthur

29.   “Watching You” // Address: Deerhurst Park, Kenmore

Video Courtesy of Kevin Caprio

30. “The Spooky House” //  Address: 918 Sherwood Ct Depew

Video Courtesy of Industrial Blue

31. “Claude-O-Ween” // Address: Claude Dr., Cheektowaga

Video courtesy of Thomas Simmons

32.  “Caught in a Web” // Address: 51 Helen Ave, Blasdell

Photo courtesy of Angelena McGuire

33. “Clown House” // Address:  N. Seventh Street in Lewiston

34. “Graveyard Party” // Address: 114 Maple Ave, Hamburg

35. “Wake the Dead” // Address: Huth/Beach Cheektowaga

36. “Lorelee Hill Crypt” // Address: 194 Lorelee Dr, Tonawanda 

Photo courtesy of Christy Pohl

37. “The Beatles” // Address:  400 block of Washington Hwy, Snyder

Photo courtesy of Don Erwin

38. “Skeleton Riding a Tractor” // Address: 252 Center, East Aurora

Written by <a href="" target="_self">Shannon McNulty</a>

Written by Shannon McNulty

Shannon is a recent graduate of St. Bonaventure University where she studied Marketing and Strategic Communications. Fun Fact: she runs a small baking business on the side!
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